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Thailand Yoga Retreat Chiang Mai

Immerse yourself in nature during this mindful yoga, meditation, and wellness retreat. Take time for yourself, slow down, find rest, and detox from stress with daily classes led by your host Tammy. Practice tools for self-care and awareness through the exploration of various wellness modalities. Experience a connection back to nature that will blend in fully with your retreat experience. Awaken the inner wisdom of your whole being in the beautiful foothills of northern Thailand. We at Hanuman Yoga Retreat believe in community, connection, and simple profound joy.

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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Inner dance sound healing
  • Tension-trauma releasing exercises
  • Group oracle card reading and individual vision work
  • Evening hot springs excursion
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 14
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During this retreat, you will stay either in a private or a shared villa at the Mala Dhara Eco Resort. The villas at the resort were made with intention using earthen adobe structures. From the hand-picked furniture and the view from the windows, you'll find that each detail has been considered to delight your senses. There are six villas available and they all have air conditioned rooms, a fan, mosquito nets, Wi-Fi connection, a refrigerator, bathrooms, and beautiful views.

Bamboo villa

The bamboo villa is a large, high-ceiling villa with a spacious indoor sitting area, one king-sized bed or two twin sized beds, an indoor bathroom with moonlight views, and an enormous outdoor veranda with a lusciously curved couch for lounging or entertaining friends. This villa is only available as double occupancy.

Dhara villa

The Dhara villa offers guests an opportunity to stay in a room with a unique, individual design, large interior, and an always enticing wooden bathtub. Enter a bit further and you will notice the large comfy double bed tucked back into its own cozy nook and sweetly shrouded in a cotton mosquito net. Enter a bit more and you will invariable be swept up by the enticing vision of the vintage wooden bathtub and large rain shower in the beautifully designed bathroom.

The villa is available as single or double occupancy. It can accommodate one person with one king sized bed, one couple sharing a king-sized bed, or two twin beds with two people sharing a room.

Hobbit villa

The Hobbit villa has a calming atmosphere with hand made round doors and specially designed steel work on both the main entrance and the bathroom doors. The villa beckons guests to stay and enjoy the spaciousness of its interior and sitting area, warm curves, and enormous poster bed with cotton mosquito net.

The bathroom has a rain shower and artisanal wooden bathtub.

The villa is only available as double occupancy that can be distributed in two twin beds with two people sharing a room or one couple sharing a king-sized bed.

Jai Dee villa

The Jai Dee villa, is smaller than the other villas, but offers the same standard of design, amenities, and comforts as the other rooms. This location offers the most private setting to stay at the resort and perhaps the most unique. When opening the rounded windows of the villa, you will be immediately struck by the sweeping views of the distant mountains of Doi Saket, preceded gently by the vast expanse of green rice fields.

The villa is available as single or double occupancy. It can accommodate one person with one king-sized bed, one couple sharing a king-sized bed, or two twin beds with two people sharing a room.

Mala villas

The Mala villas are specially designed villas that can be fashioned as two private villas (A and B) with a shared outdoor bathroom. The villas have separate entrances and are connected by a door that can be completely closed off for separate guests or used for family and friends sharing a connected villa. The outdoor bathroom is only two meters away from the villa.

The villas are only available as a two single occupancy. Each include a king-sized bed.


This retreat will benefit beginners, intermediates, and even experienced practitioners looking for variety in their yoga practice. During this retreat, you will experience a variety of wellness modalities that will awaken the inner wisdom of your whole being. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the many parts of yourself-- the physical, mental, and emotional body and our soul energy. In doing so, you will gain tools for self-care and build your self-awareness.

Hatha, restorative, and laughter yoga will be offered, as well as tension-trauma releasing exercises, body scan, breath work, and meditation. QiGong and inner dance sound healing will be used to open up your energy. Two evenings will include a delightful visit to the nearby hot springs and an herbal sauna. By the end of the retreat, you will have learned how to practice a healthy relationship with yourself. This will then extend out into your relationships, job, lifestyle, and how you engage with the world.

Day 1 - Immersion

  • 14:00 - 17:30 Mala Dhara check-in
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Group welcome
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:45 - 21:15 Conscious relaxation: Restorative yoga

Day 2 - Gratitude

  • 07:15 - 09:15 Body scan, breath work, meditation, and moderate Hatha yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:15 Breakfast
  • 10:15 - 12:30 Personal time
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Meditation
  • 16:30 - 18:00 TRE or tension-trauma releasing exercises
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:45 - 20:45 Herbal sauna scrub and fire

Day 3 - Compassion

  • 07:15 - 09:15 Body scan, breath work, meditation, and moderate Hatha yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:15 Breakfast
  • 10:15 - 12:30 Personal time
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Meditation
  • 16:30 - 18:00 QiGong
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:45 - 20:45 Inner dance sound healing

Day 4 - Connection

  • 07:15 - 09:15 Body scan, breath work, meditation, and moderate Hatha yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:15 Breakfast
  • 10:15 - 12:30 Personal time
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Meditation
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Laughter and Partner yoga
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:45 - 20:45 Sippa Hot Springs

Day 5 - Present moment awareness

  • 07:15 - 09:15 Body scan, breath work, meditation, and moderate Hatha yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:15 Breakfast
  • 10:15 - 11:00 Personal time
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Closing circle
  • 11:30 Program ends
  • 12:00 Check-out


This retreat will take place during Thailand's high season, a very busy travel period. Do book early, as this retreat is expected to sell out! With only 7 luxury villas available, most units will have twin beds for sharing a room. If you would like to share a room, we will put participants of the same gender in the same villa.

Included excursions

One evening will be spent relaxing at the local hot springs, a short drive away from Mala Dhara Eco Resort.


Tammy Hayano
White Lotus Foundation Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)
Originally from California, Tammy has been an ex-pat and world traveler for over a decade. Tammy took her love of travel, teaching background, and interest in transformational experiences to start Hanuman Yoga Retreat. Since its launch in 2013, Tammy has led retreats in Bali, Thailand, Mexico, Hawaii, Vietnam, and California. Tammy brings a gentle, calm, and reflective approach and tunes into where people are at, instead of where they "should" be. Tammy is trained in several modalities for self-care, healing, and connection and aims to create conscious communities.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place at the Mala Dhara Eco Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The resort is nestled between lush views near the Doi Saket district hot springs. It features a large restaurant and veranda with unbelievable views, a salt water pool, two yoga shalas, and an organic farm that sits on several rice fields directly adjacent to the resort that serve as the primary source of vegetables, rice, peanuts, and limes for their restaurant.

At the location, you can sit by the rice fields, take a bicycle ride around the village, stop to smell the flowers, or walk barefoot around the organic farm. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy the gardens, as well as the herbal sauna and bonfire on the farmland.

Nearby places

  • Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) - 30 minutes
  • Chiang Mai old city - 30 minutes
  • Doi Saket hot springs - 10 minutes

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During this retreat, you will enjoy three daily healthy vegetarian buffet meals. The Mala Dhara Eco Resort and organic farm features the Kin Dee restaurant which offers fun, fresh, local, organic, and quality meals in every way possible.

The restaurant strives to pour and take the source, quality, and taste of all of the ingredients. The Mala Dhara menu changes with the seasons, the harvests and the creative juices flowing through the kitchen. They prepare vegetarian meals that stand on their own for your attention and to delight your senses.

If you'd like to order outside of mealtimes, they have an amazing menu with many options to suit your palate. The Kin Dee restaurant opens daily and you'll be surprised and delighted by the flavorful, creative, and abundance of the organic Thai and western meals. There are always many dishes to choose from the buffet, ranging from savory to sweet.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you can book additional body treatments or take a bicycle ride around the village. You can stop to smell the flowers, walk barefoot around the organic farm, or enjoy a motorcycle ride through the surroundings.

Spa treatments

During this retreat, you can book a body treatment or massage for an additional cost.

What's included

  • Daily gentle/moderate Hatha yoga class
  • 1 evening Sippa Hot Springs excursion
  • 3 daily vegetarian local meals
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily breath work and meditation sessions
  • 1 evening herbal sauna, body scrub, and fire
  • Evening sessions of Restorative yoga and Inner Dance sound healing
  • Group oracle card reading and individual vision work
  • Transfer from and to Chiang Mai International Airport or from meeting point in the old city of Chiang Mai
  • Tension-trauma releasing exercises

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Spa treatments

How to get there

Driving directions from Doi Saket district

  • As you enter the town of Doi Saket, with the temple steps looming large and directly in front of you, you will see a local traffic light.
  • Take a right at this light and proceed approximately one kilometer until you see on your left a large grouping of signs.
  • Take a left here and proceed for approximately 50 meters to take a right on rural road 4039.
  • You will see the final Mala Dhara sign just before the resort on your left.
  • Here, you will take a left and then a very quick right down our frontage road parallel to the rice fields and Mala Dhara resort.
  • Proceed directly to the entrance.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Please ensure that your flight to Chiang Mai arrives by 4 p.m. to be able to join the first yoga session.

Arrival by bus

If you are coming from Chiang Mai, you can take a a yellow pick-up truck. Proceed to the famous Warorot market in downtown Chiang Mai along the river. You will see the yellow trucks waiting for customers going to Doi Saket and beyond. Take the yellow truck all the way to the town of Doi Saket. Get off the bus and walk towards up the hill and the temple steps until you see the motorcycle taxis gathered on your left. Tell the motorcycle taxis to take you to Mala Dhara.

Arrival by taxi

If you are arriving at the Chiang Mai International Airport and you are unsure of how to proceed, Hanuman Yoga Retreat and Mala Dhara can assist you in arranging your transportation services directly from the airport to Mala Dhara. Alternatively, you can book a taxi at the airport counter for a fixed price. The journey takes about 40 minutes.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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